Prospects for an accessible and open version of Android?
Linux for blind general discussion
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Tue Jun 23 13:02:48 UTC 2020
I did not know Trisquel was still around.
I tried that distribution years ago, and could not make it work.
> On Jun 22, 2020, at 10:14 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> Somebody here mentioned that I might want a laptop instead of the
> Meerkat. So, I went searching for free laptops and found this one for
> example: https://shop.libiquity.com/product/taurinus-x200
> It runs Trisquel 7.0. This comes with the MATE desktop and Orca is
> supposed to start up automatically. This seems like good news. As
> someone who has never used Trisquel, is there anything I should be
> aware of, e.g. inaccessible software?
> On 6/22/20, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
>> My objection to using "literally" figuratively is that we then have to
>> find a new word for literally. In the example here, "exploded" is
>> enough and is figurative anyway.
>> I'll skip the other stuff, and take a second of amusement that this
>> became a topic on a Linux list. (Then again, computers are quite
>> literal--in their numeric fashion.
>> On 6/22/20 6:47 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> Yeah, I don't really get the objection to the word "share" in the
>>> context of telling someone about an experience, and while saying
>>> someone has issues is vaguer than saying someone's nuts, I don't
>>> really see such as euphemistic... granted, someone having issues could
>>> just as easily refer to everyday stress and/or bad luck.
>>> I'm also okay with the word "literally" being used figuratively(e.g.
>>> saying someone literally exploded as metaphor/hyperbole for a fit of
>>> Then again, perhaps my inner linguist is just more of a descriptivist
>>> than a prescriptivist.
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